Artisan Candy: Papabubble Caramels Artesans in Barcelona

Papabubble Barcelona

You can easily mistake it for a glass or jewellery shop in Murano, were it not for its location  in Barcelona’s Barri Gòtic quarter. Papabubble Caramels Artesans is a candy shop set to fire up the imagination.

Walk past the quiet street and your senses are assailed by the sweet and sugary aromas emanating from the shop. Step through the doors, and you can watch artisans at work, stretching, manipulating, rolling and cutting the kaleidoscopic candy into unusual shapes forming edible art.

Papbubble was started by two Australians from Melbourne, Christopher King and Nigel Chouri who relocated to Barcelona and opened up the store in 2004. Since then, they have stretched their sugary empire to New York City, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Seoul, Taipei and Lisbon.

Watching the candy being sculpted into shapes such as lollipops and rings is sure to release your inner child.

Papabubble Caramels Artesans
at Carrer Ample, 28

[Photo: Nerea Marta]

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  • Takes me right back to my childhood when we used to go the seaside in the UK. Blackpool rock – not a piece of stone but a long stick of candy, like these, with the word Blackpool running al the way through the centre. I would never have guessed it would become so fashionable.


    • It’s great that traditional methods are making a comeback. I have watched the candy process being done in Sydney but sadly the shop is no longer there.

  • Sounds like a lot of fun to watch. I wonder if they custom make some of their sweets if you give them an order in advance…

    • According to their website, they do custom work and corporate designs. How much fun would that be to receive such a gift from work at Christmas time!

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